Texas woman accused of having hoax condition for 'sexual gratification'

PEARLAND, Texas -- Police said a 29-year-old Texas woman pretended to be a made-up twin sister with autism when she engaged in "sexually oriented conduct" with a caregiver.

According to the Pearland Police Department, Rachel Childs faces charges of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault and indecent exposure. She was taken into custody Jan. 3.

In a news release, the police department said Childs solicited a caregiver to service her twin, who she allegedly claimed had autism. Childs asked the caregiver to take her made-up sister to the worker's home, where she promised to arrive later.

Police said Childs, as the twin, allegedly came on to the caregiver, who became suspicious when Childs did not reflect the behavior of someone with autism.

The caregiver contacted police after finding out Childs was an only child, Pasadena PD said.

Investigators further determined Childs was allegedly perpetrating a hoax for sexual gratification and was actually pretending to be autistic.

Police said they believe she may have deceived others under the same pretense.
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